Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - This may be redundant but here goes.....
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06-10-10, 08:11 AM
i'm in the market for a new fixed bike. i dont really have too many preferences as far as style or what not. i would prefer something on the plainer side as far as graphics. i have anywhere up to like 650ish to play around with. i like the looks of the Wabi bikes a lot, but with very little information about the parts on the complete i'm a bit hesitant. i fo like the more classic look and lighter weight of them though. the only thing i really would rather not have on the bike is brake cable guides on the top tube. i have had an IRO and to be honest i wasnt all that impressed with it. (even though many people rave about them). there arent too many local shops in my area, and the one that has anything doesnt have much. they only have a lanster and madison and the madison is way over priced. they say they can order me whatever i would need so i can still buy it from them, but couldnt see it until after i buy it. doesnt anyone have any suggestions? i would be using the bike for recreation and some commuting. 10 mile commute each way is the furtherest. streets by me aren't the best but not the worst either. thanks in advance for the help
06-10-10, 08:22 AM
Sure. Surly Steamroller. Nothing flashy. Nothing that will particularly sway you by reading about it. But, rock solid components and the frame might outlive you. You will like it. Try to find a new but dated model. You won't lose a thing and save some green.
06-15-10, 05:35 PM
the steamroller is kind of a lot though. the LBS told me they can get me a lanster steel for 500 new. not too bad. i do like the way it looks but cant fint too much on it. they can also get me a globe roll 1 for the same price.
06-15-10, 06:11 PM
But I'd snatch the Kilo TT pro that's on sale for $400 right now, then upgrade the saddle, pedals, cog/lockring, and bars.
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